Report from CBS Minnesota is that Percy Harvin will be on the trade block. Our scouting department loved him back in 2009. We tried to trade back into round 1 to get him and had we not made the move for Sanchez, the plan was to draft Harvin and beg Favre to come back.
I personally would like to go after him because we need a playmaker like that on offense. We don't have anyone with that kind of speed and open field ability.
Minnesota needs corner and WR help, so 2 potential trades I'd be cool with:
Cromartie for Harvin and a conditional pick in 2014.
Holmes + 2013 3rd rounder, 2014 conditional for Harvin.
*We save $8.25 million by trading Cromartie.
*Because Holmes has offset language in his contract, we save $8.75 million ($7.5 million offset salary + $1.25 million cap savings).
I figured if we did the Holmes deal, we would have to give them picks which is probably what they would want more due to the $7.5 million salary bill that Holmes comes with for them.
We also would have to re-sign Harvin, but I don't see it costing you as much as Holmes or Cromartie, so overall you would save money on the transaction plus gain a dynamic playmaker we desperately need on offense.